Featuring poetry and prose, Capsule Stories Winter 2022 Edition explores the theme Hibernation. These stories and poems ruminate on hunkering down for the winter and resting. Read about long days spent alone in bed and cold nights snuggled up on the couch, about stretching the holiday season to fend off gray days and lifting your spirits by braving the cold and snow with the people you love. These quiet, lingering pieces are full of longing and patience as you hide out, slow down, and wait for the end of winter. Capsule Stories Winter 2022 Edition: Hibernation is the perfect book to cozy up with as the winter wind howls outside.
Featuring poetry and prose, Capsule Stories Autumn 2022 Edition explores the theme Falling Leaves through melancholy yet hopeful writing about falling, leaving, and letting go. These stories and poems reflect on a season of change in life. Read about grieving a loved one, leaving the only place you’ve ever known as home, falling out of love, and learning to let go of something you once thought would last forever. Capsule Stories Autumn 2022 Edition: Falling Leaves is the perfect book to read on a crisp autumn day as leaves fall outside your window.
Featuring poetry and prose, Capsule Stories Summer 2022 Edition dives into the theme Swimming. Read smooth, flowing writing that explores slipping into the water and finding yourself. These stories and poems take you to pools, lakes, rivers, oceans, and more as writers sink into the memories and sensations of swimming. Capsule Stories Summer 2022 Edition: Swimming is the perfect book to read at the waterside after a quick dip on a sweltering summer day.
Featuring poetry and prose, Capsule Stories Spring 2022 Edition explores the theme Into the Light. Read bright and sunny writings about growth and new possibilities after a long, dark winter. These stories and poems tell of leaving bad relationships, of making a life for yourself that feels fresh and exciting and adventurous, of casting off the shadows and uncovering a piece of yourself long forgotten, of letting the sunlight dance on your skin. Capsule Stories Spring 2022 Edition: Into the Light is the perfect book to read on a park bench on a sun-drenched day this spring.
Featuring poetry and prose, Capsule Stories Winter 2021 Edition explores the theme Sugar and Spice. Read wintry writings that feel cozy and warm and explore the ways food can bring us together during the winter holidays. These stories and poems reflect on connecting with loved ones, family traditions, and even yourself through food and drink. Capsule Stories Winter 2021 Edition is the perfect book to curl up with alongside a hot drink and a tasty treat on a cold winter day.
Featuring poetry and prose, Capsule Stories Autumn 2021 Edition explores the theme Dancing with Ghosts. These stories, poems, and essays grapple with home, history, and identity. Read about digging up family secrets, listening to the whispers of a place’s memories, grieving someone who’s gone but not dead, and making space for the unknown and unknowable. Capsule Stories Autumn 2021 Edition is the perfect book to curl up with on a chilly autumn day.
Featuring poems, stories, and essays, Capsule Stories Second Isolation Edition reflects on the isolation we’ve experienced this past year in the pandemic. Read about connecting with strangers over Zoom meetups, feeling trapped in your apartment, drifting apart and falling back in love with your partner, watching your child forget what the world was like before all this, learning to love your body again, running in the heat just to feel something, screaming into the sky because it’s been a day. Within this literary magazine’s pages are words to help you feel less alone during this lonely and isolating time.
Featuring poetry and prose, Capsule Stories Summer 2021 Edition revolves around the theme Starry Nights. Read summery writings that capture that feeling of wonder that comes from staring up at the stars. These stories and poems ponder new love and late-night conversations as writers explore desire, longing, and nostalgia. Capsule Stories Summer 2021 Edition is the perfect book to curl up with by the fire on a hot summer night.
The poetry and prose in Capsule Stories Spring 2021 Edition: In Bloom explore the rebirth and renewal that comes with spring. Read about flowers growing and blooming, about you growing and blooming. Read about plants growing where they shouldn’t. Read about blossoming new love, budding after a cold winter. Featuring writings by both established and emerging writers, Capsule Stories Spring 2021 Edition is the perfect book to pick up on a bright spring day.
Featuring poetry and prose by established and emerging writers, Capsule Stories Winter 2020 Edition explores the theme Bare Bones. Read wintry writings that tell of loss and heartbreak in the coldest season of your life. These stories and poems are open and vulnerable as writers lay bare their grief, sadness, and tiredness. Allow yourself to feel those feelings and be vulnerable as you read this 200-page literary magazine. But remember that it gets better, and spring will be here soon.
Featuring autumnal poems and prose by emerging and established writers, Capsule Stories Autumn 2020 Edition explores the theme Burning Up. Read about revealing a burning secret deep inside you, a ghost rising from the ashes, falling in love in the heat of the moment. Read about trauma, heartaches, and grief and letting it all burn into ashes. In this 180-page literary magazine, you’ll find the words you need to comfort and warm you, to spark a new flame in you during this autumn season.
Featuring summery poems and prose by emerging and established writers, Capsule Stories Summer 2020 Edition explores the theme Going Forward, from speeding along the highway to moving on from heartbreak and loss. In this 200-page literary magazine, you’ll find the words you need to keep going forward, one day at a time.
Featuring poetry, stories, and essays by established authors and emerging writers, Capsule Stories Isolation Edition captures people’s stories and feelings during the coronavirus pandemic and the often isolating social measures that come with it—social distancing, shelter in place orders, isolation, quarantine. Reading about these writers’ experiences from all over the world during this moment—the fear, the grief, the boredom, the uncertainty, the gratitude, the joy in the small things—is heartbreaking and astounding. Within this literary magazine’s 190-plus pages are the words you need to feel less alone during this lonely and isolating time.
Capsule Stories Spring 2020 Edition features stories, poems, and essays all centered around the theme Sleepless Rainy Nights. With over 110 pages of beautiful writing, this literary magazine is perfect to curl up with on a stormy spring night.
You hear the droplets splatter on the ground, first once, then again, then a million times over, making music like only nature can. Rain hits your windshield on your way to work. Your jacket clings to your skin. Socks soaked through. Books soggy around the edges. The trees sway above you, but you’re afraid to look up at the sky—angry, sad, romantic, calming. All at once. With no sign of it ending.
The rain distorts the world around you, your eyes peering through windows that only show your reflection, tears streaming down the face that peers back at you. Your head on a pillow, staring up at the ceiling, wondering when the silence will come.
In the morning, you wake up and it’s gone. The trees stand a little taller, the grass a little longer; the driveway is still wet. The storm is over, but the world remembers.
Capsule Stories Winter 2019 Edition features stories, poems, and essays all centered around the theme Frozen in Time. With over 110 pages of beautiful writing, this literary magazine is the perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter night.
Capsule Stories Autumn 2019 Edition features poems and stories that capture that autumn feeling of gloom, bitter air, and quietness.
The stories and poems in Capsule Stories Summer 2019 Edition center around the theme Summer Daze. It’s the perfect read for a hot summer day.
Capsule Stories Spring 2019 Edition was our first-ever publication of Capsule Stories! It features spring-y poems, stories, and essays that you don’t want to miss.